(235 ILCS 5/6-17.1)
Distributors; sales to retailers.
The General Assembly
hereby finds and declares that for the purposes of ensuring that all retail
licensees have the opportunity to receive alcoholic liquor, reducing the amount of spoiled
and overaged alcoholic liquor sold to customers, and maintaining the distribution
system and the State's ability to regulate against illegal importation of alcoholic liquor,
it is necessary to prevent discrimination among retail licensees as provided in
A distributor or importing distributor designated as a distributor or
importing distributor for alcoholic liquor within a designated geographic area or areas
under Section 6-9 of this Act shall use its best efforts to make
available for sale to retail licensees, in its designated geographic area or
areas, each brand of alcoholic liquor which the distributor or the importing distributor
has been authorized to distribute.
Nothing in this Section prohibits a distributor or importing distributor from
establishing purchase requirements unless the requirements have the effect of
excluding a majority of the retail licensees in the designated geographic area
or areas from purchasing the alcoholic liquor.
(Source: P.A. 91-186, eff. 1-1-00.)